Reports To: Executive Director

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Working Hours: Full Time

Job Summary

The Business Ethics Alliance (Alliance) is seeking a Development Director who will generate revenues by planning and implementing strategies that lead to donations, grants, program sponsorships, and product & services sales.  

What to Expect Day-to-Day

  • Develops and executes a development plan consistent with the organization’s strategic plan and annual organizational goals

  • Leads all development campaigns, which currently include mission driver sponsorships, program sponsorships, EthicSpace Conference sponsorships, product & service development, and year-end fundraising campaign

  • Attends meetings and supports governing board revenue committee

  • Is knowledgeable of Alliance programs and products & services

  • Researches and identifies prospective donors, sponsors, and clients

  • Is responsible for creating strong revenue development messages and materials that appeal to potential donors and clients

  • Identifies and contacts potential donors and clients and successfully closes on donations, sponsorships and sales

  • Identifies grant prospects and programs

  • Manages the fund development and sales budgets

  • Manages Trustee engagement initiatives that lead to revenue generation

  • Stewards all relationships through the giving and sales processes so that donors, sponsors and clients are positioned for a long-lasting relationship with the Alliance 

  • Tracks meeting notes, important findings, and processes with prospective and current investors and clients in the CRM and prepares reports for the Executive Director

  • Consistently achieves or exceeds donations, sponsorships, and sales targets.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in business, non-profit management, public administration, or similar preferred and at least three years of successful experience in development; or at least six years of development experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Development expertise with corporate donors and knowledge of the philanthropic sector within the community is extremely important

  • Knowledge of basic fundraising and business development techniques and strategies 

  • Current member or willing to become a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

  • Familiarity with basic technology (Microsoft Office, email, calendar, etc.)

  • Strong initiative and sense of responsibility

  • Creative thinker

  • Excellent written and verbal skills

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and meet deadlines

  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently 

  • Ability to promote the organization in a positive and professional manner

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

  • Reliable transportation is required.

Application Requirements

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Two References

  • Salary Expectations

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Equal Opportunity Employer

It is our strong belief that all employees and volunteers should be treated with respect and dignity. The Alliance is committed to providing equal opportunities for all qualified people. We prohibit discrimination by or against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other classification prohibited by law. The Alliance will provide reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities.